Entries by Kathy Welt

FiscalNote Changes Corporate Government Risk Management

As a tech savvy teenager, Tim Hwang began changing how information influenced American politics and business-government relations. In 2012, his programs helped Barack Obama win the Iowa caucus. In 2013, as college students, Tim Hwang, Gerald Yao and Jonathan Chen formed FiscalNote headquartered in Washington, D.C.  FiscalNote was created to accommodate contracting the services of […]

University Technologies Search

Finding technologies that are born and developed at US universities is often a challenge.  Sometimes entrepreneurs and investment groups seek out technologies from universities to commercialize.  Their first avenue of locating these technologies might be searching through university websites.  Most universities have some mention of available technologies.  One problem with this direction is that the […]


Who is Psikick? In this new technological world, it can be hard to pinpoint companies that are truly revolutionizing the way that we live. One of those companies is Psikick. They are leading what is known as the “batteryless revolution”. Psikick is a startup company formed in 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia that is quickly growing […]

The Top 10 U.S. University Spin-offs

  Some of the most successful startups originate from University research, so we sat down with our data partner Startup.Directory to pick out the 10 most exciting recent spin-offs from U.S. Universities, choosing from more than 500 that have been formed in 2014 or 2015. The startups span a range of sectors including green technology, […]

Stemina Biomarker Discovery Launches Autism Clinical Study with $5 Million Funding

Recent funding has launched Stemina Biomarker Discovery into what will be their largest autism spectrum disorder clinical study. In September of 2015, the company was awarded a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation contributed an additional $2.3 million investment. The study will be known as […]